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IV. Allegretto - Shostakovich* - Fitzwilliam String Quartet - The String Quartets (CD)

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  1. Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets. Decca: Buy 6 CDs online. Fitzwilliam String Quartet. The Fitzwilliam String Quartet give committed performances that do justice to the works' depth of emotion without being melodramatic. Allegretto - Adagio - Moderato - Allegretto.
  2. They enjoyed a personal relationship with Shostakovich, who allowed them to give the Western premieres of his last three string quartets. Shostakovich had come to the medium relatively late, when the Soviet newspaper Pravda had already denounced his music as ‘unSoviet, unwholesome, cheap, eccentric, tuneless’.
  3. The Fitzwilliam Quartet has just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Acknowledged as one of the finest British quartets of our age they are equally at home in the classics, playing period instruments, or in the modern and contemporary repertoire, having had personal links with Shostakovich who called the Fitzwilliams the preferred performers of my.
  4. Shostakovich: The String Quartets | Dimitri Chostakovitch by Fitzwilliam Quartet – Download and listen to the album John Dunkerley, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Fitzwilliam Quartet, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Wadland, Producer - Ioan Davies, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Jonathan Sparey, Violin.
  5. Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet - The String Quartets ‎ (6xCD, RE + Box, Comp) Decca, Decca: , OX02 US: Unknown: Sell This Version/5(12).
  6. The Fitzwilliam String Quartet doing the Shostakovich String Quartets were my first set of all DSCH's string quartets. This was originally released on L'Ousieau Lyre (sp). It was a division of London/Decca. It was the only string quartet set available in the West when I became interested in the music of Dmitri Shostakovich/5(63).
  7. Shostakovich — String Quartet No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. III. Adagio $ on iTunes; Shostakovich — String Quartet No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. IV. Allegretto - Andante $ on iTunes; Shostakovich — String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. I. Introduction: Andantino $ on iTunes.
  8. Shostakovich*, Fitzwilliam String Quartet ‎– The String Quartets Label: Decca ‎– , Decca ‎– OX02
  9. Comparing them with the stately Fitzwilliam String Quartet revealed some shocking differences and I was always more moved by the Russians' inimitable sense of palpable authenticity. Add all that to a perfectly satisfactory recording and you have a disc that should be listed as a definitive version of Shostakovich's 'Intimate Letters'.

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